VIDEO HEREWritten by John Koenig
ETYMOLOGYGreek kudos, "glory, praise" + clasm, "breaking down."
TRANSCRIPTYou were born with your head in the clouds, your future wide open,feeling almost weightless. Almost.Kudoclasm.You had dreams even before you had memories: a cloud of fantasies and ambitionsof secret plans and hidden potential,visions of who you are, and what your life will be.
They keep your spirits high, floating somewhere above your life,where the world looks faintly hypothetical, almost translucent. But every time you reach for the skyand come away with nothing, you start to wonder what’s holding them up.“Surely it would have happened by now?!”You feel time starting to slip, pulling you back down to earth.even as you tell yourself, don’t look down.You don’t have the luxury of floating through life,because you may not have the time. The future is already rushing toward you, and it’s not as far away as you think. It feels like your life is flashing before your eyes, but it’s actually just the opposite: you’re thinking forward, to everything you still haven’t done,the places you had intended to visit,the life goals you’d eventually get around to,some day in the future.You start dropping your delusions one by one,like tossing ballast overboard.And soon the fog lifts, and everything becomes clear— right until the moment your feet touch the ground. And there it is, “the real world.”As if you’ve finally grown up, steeped in reality, your eyes adjusting to the darkness, seeing the world for what it is.But in truth, you don’t belong there.We dream to survive—no more optional than breathing. Maybe “the real world” is just another fantasy,something heavy to push back against,and launch ourselves still higher.We’re all afraid to let go,of falling into a bottomless future.But maybe we belong in the air,tumbling in the wind.Maybe it’s only when you dive in that you pick up enough speedto shape the flow of reality, and choose your own course,flying not too high, and not too low, but gliding from one to the other in long playful loops. To dream big, and bounce ideas against the worldand rise again.Moving so fast,you can’t tell where the dream ends and where the world begins.CREDITSVimeo.com Creative Commons Attribution LicenseSlaves to freedom by Olivier BaillonDancing fog by Christophe TauzietCloud Skimming by Kenneth CrawfordSome Cloud Action at Faget (Part 1) by Bans Volkan SaraAbove the mist by Sander van Schie De VerfilmerFlock & Dock 8.0 - the Whole Big Long Video of the Whole Event by Skwrl ProductionseYecam test by eYecam testClouds # 02 Barcelona by Everyman ProductionLondon - Breathe by V-EmotionPieces by Pete IvaneckyUltimate Vietnam Adventure by Claude lee SadikDay is Done by Chained MonsterLove Story Engagement Paola & Kelvin by Alexavier LopezCrescent by Andrew CurtisNaked Kids by Steven AlanGraduation Day by Jamin Tasker2012 December 21st by Tinkering With TimeSaison 2013 - Skydiving by Armand NicolasCovadonga Freefly by Aviora FreeflyAngleweek 2013 by Dave RheaOne Big Circle by Steven AlanNaked Kids by Steven AlanA Strange Sort of Mysticism by Michael MastersonGesir by ConorCark Week 2013 by Aviora FreeflyNavidad en Trevelin by AeroTechno FPV-Argentina.com Brento 3-way by Brian SDFlembaz - Empire (Forged by VuAir and Quick Feet) by Flembaz2-way wingsuit jump off Exit 4 at Kjerag by Brian SDZug - A aerial view on the medieval part of the beautiful Swiss town by Riot Media[airfilm] demoreel by TophelicamVaux's Swifts _ Chapman Elementary 2011 by PushkillDirty Inputs - Solid Star by Dirty InputsThe Murmurs of Jamnagar by Vijay Shah
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